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Plant Conservation Preserve Guided Tour Schedule 2015

Come out for a visit to the Plant Conservation Preserves. We will see rare flowering plants, amazing views, and hopefuly get some work done along the way.

All preserve visits must follow the "Take Nothing but Photographs, Leave Nothing but Footprints" rule.

The Plant Conservation Preserves and their living and non-living natural resources are to remain intact. The only exception is with the explicit guidance of PCP Staff members to remove invasive and/or nuisance species.

Date/Time Event Additional Information

April 7
meet at 10:00
11:00-3:00

Spring Wildflowers at Camassia Slopes
Hosts: Harry LeGrand (NC NHP) and PCP Staff along the Roanoke River in Northampton County.

Join us for one of eastern Carolina’s richest spring wildflower displays along the lower Roanoke River floodplain. We will meet in downtown Jackson at the courthouse- more details and directions will be provided to registrants. No developed trails or facilities on site.

April 22
9:30-12:30
Earth Day Hike
Hosts :PCP Staff at the Redlair Preserve in Gaston Co.
Join us for a guided hike through one of the Piedmont's special places. There are developed and primitive trails on site, however, no facilities are available.

May 12 Workshop
9:00-5:00
May 13 Field Trip
9:00-12:00

Shortleaf Pine "101" Workshop
Hosts: Greater Uwharries Conservation Partnership
at the James Garner Center in Troy, NC

Presentations will cover ecological restoration, artificial regeneration, landowner incentives, etc. There will be a field trip to the Uwharrie National Forest to see shortleaf pine stands with varying managmenet regimes. See link for more details.

May 14
11:00-1:00
Endangered Plant Symposium
Hosts: PCP Staff, Friends of Plant Conservation, and the New Hanover County Arboretum in Wilmington, NC.
Join us for a Lunch and Lecture where you'll hear about Venus flytraps and their habitat from Rob Evans (NC Plant Conservation Program). See link for more details and directions to the Arboretum.
May 20
Meet at 10:00
10:30-2:30
Wildflower Hike @ Paddy Mountain Preserve
Hosts: Rob Evans (PCP) and Friends of Plant Conservation in Ashe County.

Join Friends of Plant Conservation and PCP Staff on an easy to moderate hike to see spring wildflowers. No facilities are available on site.

June, date TBA
Meet at 9:30
10:00-12:00

Endangered Plants and Pollinators
Hosts: PCP Staff at Eno Diabase Preserve in Durham County. In conjunction with PCP Scientific Committee Meeting
Join us on site for an easy hike through our Eno Diabase Preserve as we discuss imperiled plant habitat protection, active managment to support imperiled plants, and considerations for pollinators. No facilities are available on site.
July 29
6:00pm-7:30pm
International Bog Day: Mountain Bogs Evening Presentation
Host: Rob Evans at the Cedar Mountain Community Center in Cedar Mountain, Transylvania County.
Join us for an evening of talking about mountain bogs of the southern Appalachians and what PCP has accomplished in our attemps to restore one such site.
August 7
Time TBA
Imperiled Plants of Carolina Bays
Hosts: Harry LeGrand (NC NHP) and Rob Evans of PCP in Scotland County.
Join us for a botany walk at McIntosh Bay in Scotland County to hear about the imperiled plants associated with this habitat type and the specifics of this site. No facilities are available on site.

August 11
Time TBA

Wildflowers of Mountain Balds Hosts:PCP Staff at the Tater Hill Preserve in Watauga County. Join us for a botany hike to see the wildflowers of a rich mountain bald. No facilities are available on site.

September TBD

Longleaf Pine and Naval Stores History in Sampson Co.
Hosts:PCP Staff and AJ Bullard at White Woods Preserve in Sampson County.
Explore historic relics of the business of turpentine and the importance of longleaf pine. No facilities are available on site.

Contact Nancy Stewart to RSVP, (919) 707-3755 or nancy.stewart@ncagr.gov. You will receive directions and any additional information when you have registered with Nancy.

Due to the fragile nature of these sites, guided tours will be limited to 15 participants (unless otherwise noted)- RSVP is necessary.  There are no trails, no facilities, and no water.  Often, these are remote sites, so you will be asked to bring water and snacks with you. 

There is no fee for Friends of Plant Conservation members; members of the public will pay $10, which may be applied to membership. Plant and seed collecting is strictly forbidden on Plant Conservation Preserves. This is also true during guided tours.  

We ask that you leave your pets at home.

Guided Tours of NC Plant Conservation Program preserves are also avilable by request. If you would like to arrange a walk for a specific small group, contact Lesley Starke (919) 707-3758 or lesley.starke@ncagr.gov for more information.


 

 

NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division - Plant Protection Section
Plant Pest Administrator - Phillip L. Wilson
Mailing Address: 1060 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1060
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27603
Phone: 919) 707-3753 | FAX: (919) 733-1041